This is the time of year when people review and evaluate the past year. They look at the things that went well for them in their personal life and then think about things that they could improve upon. Then, they set New Year’s resolutions. As self storage business owners and managers, this is the perfect time to do the same thing with your business.
Think about what you did that was successful. Make sure you continue doing these things. Look at things in your business that are not going well or that need improvement. Make plans for ways to make changes.
As you look toward the New Year, you might want to consider attending the Inside Self Storage World Expo that will be held in March. The Expo is a perfect place to learn new things to improve your business.
You might also want to attend the one-day conference that will be held the day before the Expo starts. It is sponsored by SiteLink™, developers of a software and web-based program for the self storage industry. These two events are great ways for you to get professional development.
SiteLink’s conference is the first ever users conference. There will be demonstrations of the web edition of their program. There will be new ideas, hands-on training, opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, and time to talk to support experts. There will also be panel discussions. Conference attendees will be able to see the 2012 release highlights.
There are two tracks at the conference. The Training Track is for new and prospective users and focuses on daily operations and routines and includes plenty of time for questions. It also covers:
- The top ten time saving tasks
- Time saving shortcuts
- Best practices
- Ideas for collecting rent
- Understanding the daily operations reports
The Power Users Track covers revenue building, creating savings, and understanding reports. It offers:
- Using web strategies and partner vendor integrations
- Using reports to improve profits and save money
- Managing revenue
- Understanding the corporate control center and promotions
- Auditing and accounting integrations
The SiteLink(TM) conference will be held March 13, 2012 at the Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Inside Self-Storage World Expo begins the next day at the Paris Hotel & Resort. This is the perfect opportunity for personal growth and for improving your self storage business.